Originally Posted by canadianpanda
I was wondering if anyone knew of any tablets that would be good for a programmer? Do any tablets have the ability to run/compile programs in C++ specifically? It would be useful in my computer science courses at university.
Don't set your expectations very high. I don't see how a tablet can be of much use in any CS course for other than downloading and reading class notes with it.
Most universities provide a computer lab and servers where you can login to use their developer environment to complete class projects. You still need a keyboard though. If you want the ultimate developer PC for CS courses on the go, it's hard to beat a PC notebook running Linux or a MacOS portable. With those you automatically get all the standard developer tools for free, or a click away. The next best thing (for free) would be to run Cygwin (a port of GNU and other unix developer tools) under Windows. It feels clunky on Windows but it does work.Edited by ZAKOH - 5/17/11 at 10:26pm